Deciding When It’s Best to Use Horizontal Milling

Posted & filed under CNC Horizontal Milling, CNC Lathe Machining, Improving Operations, Tools & Technologies.

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When is horizontal milling preferred over other forms of machining metal parts? Costs, time, size and materials all play a part in selecting horizontal milling as the primary machining process. Consider the following points before deciding on the best manufacturing process.   Multi-Axis Machining: Horizontal milling allows for multiple sides of a workpiece to be… Read more »

Four Key Activities to Take with your Machine Shop when Launching New Products

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As an experienced manufacturer, you work with parts manufacturers and vendors to bring the latest and greatest products to the market. Production manufacturers such as machine shops should take into mind many planning activities before any milling, turning, drilling, routing or other machining happens. Knowing the following considerations to avoid pitfalls will make your next… Read more »

5 Ways Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) Benefits Manufacturers

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The last thing manufacturers want to think about when making complex products with many intricate parts is how they will manage the inventory required to build their final assemblies. Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) becomes an essential benefit when producing complex machine assemblies. For decades machine shops have offered managed inventory to simplify the manufacturing and assembly… Read more »

Keys to Streamline Parts Supply Chain

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Four Ways to Enhance the Supply Chain for Precision Machined Components   Having a machine shop supplier that consistently delivers precision machined CNC Swiss lathe turned and milled components when required at competitive prices is key to a high-functioning organization. But how does an organization best integrate systematic practices into its processes for an efficient… Read more »

Six Benefits of Using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

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coordinate measuring machine (cmm) for precise manufacturing

What are some benefits of using a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) ? Machining complex CNC Swiss screw machine turned parts and CNC vertical and horizontal milled parts to tighter tolerances improves as manufacturing technology advances. Computerized processing and metrology allow for more complex parts and faster manufacturing. When contract manufacturing job shops are required to… Read more »

Five Advantages of Swiss-Style Machining

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There are no shortcuts when using CNC Swiss-screw machines for manufacturing complex parts. Planning every step is essential to ensure quality is part of the process. This extra up-front work is ultimately worth the time and effort. Below are five advantages of machining with a Swiss style machine.   Advantages of Swiss-Style Machining Speed &… Read more »

Machined Parts: Four Ways to Reduce Costs

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Reducing Parts Costs

Smart and profitable businesses continually look for ways to: lower the cost of doing business, improve product quality and reduce defects, all while increasing efficiency and reducing waste. If 2020 has you considering ways to reduce costs and improve manufacturing profitability, it is time to consider the cost of your machined parts. Process, Materials, Equipment,… Read more »